Principle Accountant - RT


Tempe, AZ

Industry: Financial Services


5 - 7 years

Posted 335 days ago

  by    Kevin Meyers

Principle Accountant - RT

Tempe, Arizona 85281

Job Summary:

The Principal Accountant is a primary process owner for significant areas such as balance sheet analytics, accrual bonus, accrual expense, otherliability and other key business cycles. Responsibilities include making recommendations to improve accounting processes and systems by the utilization of broad accounting and business knowledge to identify accounting issues and opportunities. Provides critical support and guidance to the outsourced teams, adherence to policies and procedures and completion of daily operational tasks. The Principal Accountant also maintains effective internal controls and ensures accounting activities are GAAP compliant.


• Lead the balance sheet analytics process, including preparing, reviewing, and coordinating the variance analysis for balance sheet accounts, and additional reporting requirements as needed for management, SEC reporting and audit requirement.

• Support the monthly close process. Provide day to day accounting operations support. Prepare and review journal entries and monthly account reconciliations.

• Support the Close Key Performance Indicators process, including working closelywith multiple teams to communicate, report and resolve the close issues for process improvements.

• Perform and support the Compliance Testing as needed for management and audit purpose, such as unrecorded liability, Fixed Assets, Prepaids, and Construction in Process.

• Prepare and review schedules in support of external and statutory audit requirements.

• Coordinate and ensures ongoing compliance withSOX. Review, develop, and maintain SOX controls as the business environment changes as a result of process, system, and policy enhancements. Includes risk assessments and review of risk areas.

• Work with Technical Accounting on various matters for guidance and implementation of proper accounting treatment.

• Participate in global standardization efforts for policies and procedures and account reconciliations. Provide customer support to global operational teams regarding inquiries.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: (Submission Summary)

1. BS in Accounting

2. Minimum 5-8years of global corporate accounting experience is required

3. Month-end close experience and advanced excel skills

4. Ability to build strong cross-functional relationships and work collaborativelywith remote teams across regions

5. Attention to detail, organized and thorough with the desire for continuous improvement.

6. Working knowledge of Oracle 11i, R12, Essbase, and Business Object is desirable

7. Must have Auditing Exp with Major Acct Firm

8. Must be a CPA

9. Big 4 Exp

10. Strong Excel Skills - formula's and Pivot Tables

11. Able to work longer hours during monthly and quarterly close

12. Present Salary?

13. Salary Expectation?

14. Must be a US Citizen or Green Card holder?

15. Current Address?